I got another email from Roy Cooper this morning. The subject line said "appalled" and the text was brief.
Yesterday, despite being warned of its consequences, Gov. Pat McCrory signed HB 589 into law. This regressive elections law restricts voting, allows more corporate money into politics and reduces public disclosure for special interests looking to influence elections. Plus it cuts short the time for early voting and stops those who go to the wrong precinct from casting provisional ballots. And on and on.
I urged the Governor to veto and more than 17,000 of you joined me in just four days.
Though I’m appalled that the bill is now law, I am encouraged by your response.
I suppose any successful politician has to have an ego the size of Mount Mitchell, but that doesn't make it any more palatable. Because the truth is, we the people are not joining Roy Cooper in "the effort," he's joining us. And he's already turning our fight for justice into a fundraising appeal for his next campaign.